ATOGS/BOSCH Business opportunities Workshop 23rd July 2019

Yesterday 23rd July 2019.
ATOGS led by our Chairman Hon. Abdulsamad Abdulrahim in collaboration with Bosch Group held a High Level Stakeholders Roundtable meeting at Hyatt Regency Hotel to showcase business investments, opportunities, products and Assembly plant in Tanzania. Delegation led by The President of Bosch & Members of the Board of Management and Technical team.

Bosch Group is eyeing to invest in home gas heater manufacturing and construction of automobile inspection centers in Tanzania. The Cost efficient gas heaters can be used to domestic use in kitchens and bathrooms, in hospitals, hotels and real estate complexes. the plant is expected to be a hub that will serve East African countries.

Speaking yesterday during the meeting, ATOGS Co-founder and Chairman Hon. Abdulsamad Abdulrahim highlighted that the aim of the meeting was to create potential sustainable partnerships between the Bosch group and local Tanzanian firms,

Bosch Group is a multinational engineering company and electronics company whose core operating areas are spread along four business sectors namely mobility solutions, consumer goods including household appliances and power tools, industrial technology and building technology. It has invested in 13 countries in Africa and Tanzania is their latest destination. Bosch has a presence in South Africa, Angola, Mozambique, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya among others.

In attendance at the meeting were representatives from Government and Private sector institutions including, TIC, TPDC, TCCIA, TPSF, CRB, TCCA, EWURA, TAA, TCAA, ERB, CRB, Oil and Gas Companies (IOCs) among few.

ATOGS Exploring Partnership with Brazil through the 10 day Trade Mission

A delegation of businessmen accompanied by esteemed Government officials from Tanzania, alongside with the Honorary Consul of Brazil to Zanzibar and also Ag. Chairman of Tanzania Oil & Gas Service Providers (ATOGS), Hon. Abdulsamad Abdulrahim who is the head and orchestrated the Trade Mission, getting a picture together with the Vice President and other senior Executives of Petrobras (The Brazilian State Oil & Gas Company) after a constructive meeting between the two parties targeting prospecting collaborations. The meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Petrobras was lucidly open that there aren’t any investments ought to be made in Tanzania on oil & gas exploration, however, they have shown keen interests in collaborating with Hon Abdulsamad through the Association of Tanzania Oil & Gas Service Providers (ATOGS) on assisting with the construction of capacity builders within the country. Furthermore, Petrobras in all likelihood promised to offer Human Development assistance possible through training and scholarships as well as assisting with market penetration opportunities for their products.

On his side, Hon. Abdulsamad urged Petrobras to invest in Tanzania in other areas such as Wind power, Solar and other renewable source of energy to support the country vision in industrialization. He also urged them to seize the opportunities that Tanzania and its unquestionable vastly developing market has to offer in sectors such as:

  • Domestic Production & Marketing of Liquefied Natural Gas (LPG)
  • Domestic Manufacturing of LPG cylinders
  • Retail distribution less expensive gas burners to eradicate charcoal consumption
  • The initiation of processing plants as well as industries for the production of refined mineral oil, petroleum jelly and grease
  • The initiation of LNG Projects and Crude oil refining with efficient export facilities.

Additionally, Hon. Abdulsamad ushered a formal invitation to Petrobras Executive Management to the Tanzania for the Oil & Gas Congress which is to be held on the 2nd & 3rd October 2019 for them to offer their experience on best practice on the industry.

After the meeting was concluded, the delegation got the opportunity to meet with Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute (IBP) which was founded more than 62 years ago. The company has unparalleled experience when it comes to restricting, standardization, marketing, market sustainability & scalability, research and expert moulding in the industry of Oil & Gas in Brazil. IBP was overall impressed by Hon. Abdulsamad by his consistent efforts to ensure the Tanzanians are equipped with the technical know-how, equal opportunities and presented with the right mentality to ensure self progression.

IBP has shown the willingness and readiness to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between them and The Association of Tanzania Oil & Gas Service Providers (ATOGS) on capacity building, equipping the locals with the technical know-how, providing scholarships on Oil & Gas as well as collaborations on elevating the talents of Tanzanians when it comes to Standardization and Certification of Inspection Services. The Memorandum of Understanding will be signed once all preparations have been made from both parties in the near future.